Beginning Band Resources

Bandmate Chromatic Tuner App –  Bandmate is the only chromatic tuner that displays the note you play on a music staff. With Bandmate on their music stand, beginning music students are able to see exactly what written note they are playing on their instrument. No more guessing, no more wondering if they are playing the right note.

StaffWars – StaffWars is a game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn, practice and woodshed the note names on the grand staff, treble, alto and bass clefs.

StaffWars Live – Built on the success of the original ‘StaffWars’, StaffWars Live offers game play designed to aid students in instrumental practice. Choose your instrument, key signature, scale and note range, then play the notes that appear on the staff with your instrument to destroy them before they damage your clef. Notes get faster with every ten correct and you get three lives.

Essential Elements InteractiveEach Essential Elements method book (the 5th grade band method book used by the Harrisburg School District) includes additional online resources to make learning more fun. Resources include instrument assembly videos and accompaniment tracks for each exercise in the book. Visit Your student activation code is found on the title page of your Essential Elements book.